Using proxies etc to get round betting restrictions.

Living or being in another country can make betting much more difficult. For example most UK bookmakers are blocked from Spain. There are a few that have taken the Spanish licence such as Bet365 who aren’t but the majority are.


How can you get around this? There are various ways but the first thing you will need is a betting account registered in England. Say for example you have a Bet Victor account in the UK but are in Spain and want to bet. You visit the site and you’ll see something like this.



How can you get round this? Below a few options are listed


1. You can just go with a service that provides you with an out of the box solution such as Identity Cloaker. With Identity Cloaker you install a program that allows you to choose one of their proxy servers before you browse the web. They have proxies in various places and you can set it up so that just one browser uses the proxy and others do not. They also have a firefox extension to make that easier.


2.  Set up your own proxy using a server. Identity Cloaker uses SSH tunneling to and if you have a server you can do this yourself. My personal experience with the provider Memset has been excellent and their basic miniserver starts at 5€ per month. Once you have you can then use this server with a proxy. There are various tutorials on the web to explain how to do this such as this.  The downside of this is that on windows you have to open up putty and make the SSH connection and then open your browser. I have firefox set up to use the a proxy server and use it only for this purpose.


3. Another way is to use a simple proxy provider such as My Private Proxy. These provide you with a proxy server which your traffic is then routed through. I was able to set this up on my mobile as the proxy for the wireless network and surf the web as if I was in the UK. The downside was it was not easy to switch between using the proxy and not. If I turned it off then it did not remember my details and then I had to enter in the username and password when I set it up again. Currently I am trying to set this up with Firefox on my mobile to hopefully have one browser that uses a proxy but attempts to do this have not been successful. I’ll post again when they are.



Hopefully this may be of some use as hiding your location can be useful as the betting websites are much more stricter than they used to be on geo tracking.


The Secret Betting Club Plug

sbc_cover_smallI get a lot of promotional stuff from the Secret Betting Club (SBC) as I am an affiliate and I am doing a quick push now on them. I’ll be honest and say that if anyone signs up then I earn a commission. This is the reverse to how the SBC do things and is why they are such a good source for betting info.

They review tipsters and proof them and can make recommendations on what tipsters to follow and those to avoid. When they recommend a tipster and someone joins that tipster SBC get no commission at all. They charge you a membership fee instead of just £79 for a year and so do not have to push products and can provide impartial advice.

I have done work for the guys at SBC on their website and server and know that they are hardworking and honest, which counts for a lot in the betting field.

I have include below their latest promotions.



The very latest Secret Betting Club magazine (Issue 85) is out now and is an absolute must-read for those of you keen to find more on what makes money betting.

Sign-up here to gain instant access to this latest mag (and our entire back catalogue) or read on for more details…


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All of this is supplied complimentary to every new member.

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The great news is that all of this is available for the equivalent of just 22p per day and comes with a full money back guarantee if not in any way satisfied once you joined. They are that confident you will love this service!

This effectively means you have nothing to lose and everything to gain from taking up an SBC membership today.

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 P.s Don’t forget either that due to the unique way the Secret Betting Club is funded by their members, all of their tipster reviews and reports are 100% independent, so when they say something is good, it genuinely is!

About the Secret Betting Club

I’m a bit late posting this but I do like the Secret Betting Club. I have worked with them and for them over the past couple of years and they really stand out. This post explains a bit about them in the form of an interview.

So, just what is The Secret Betting Club?

Well the Secret Betting Club (or SBC as most members refer to us) is an independent reporter on what makes money betting, designed for the ordinary punter.

Primarily our role is reviewing and ranking tipster services, which we do each month through constant proofing and reports that we provide to our members. Recently our remit has also expanded into other areas such as choosing the right bookmakers, interviews with professional gamblers and topics like the best mobile phones and tablets for betting.

As everything we do is independent, we are one of the few outlets that is actually on the side of the punter and not the bookmaker.

What is your background and how long have you been running it?

Well for as long as I care to remember I have been betting and for most of the last decade I have been making money in doing so. There is a small team of us working at SBC and all of us are dedicated bettors, with plenty of success behind us so we don’t just report on it, we actually do it ourselves.

SBC was originally set up back in May 2006 so we have been there bought the t-shirt when it comes to understanding the tipping world!

If someone was to sign up today, what can they expect straight away?

Well there is plenty to sink your teeth into straight away. You can dive into reading our entire back catalogue of past tipster reviews (during our 7+ years we have checked out literally hundreds of services) or read our betting expertise articles and pro gambler interviews.

We also have a number of profitable and ready-made systems for you to use and follow for free, with 1 each for football, racing and golf. All 3 of these have a proven history of betting success, having made a long-term profit for a number of years.

For those looking for the best possible grounding in how to make money betting, we also supply our 100+ page ‘Pro Gambler Blueprint’ for free to all new members.  Its full of advice from professional gamblers on the foundations required for success and the pitfalls to avoid.

We give a heck of a lot away with our service to our members as we want to give you as much as help as possible to make your betting a success. That is our number one priority!

What is the Secret Betting Club forum like? Is it a busy one?

 Everyone who joins SBC gets free access to our forum and so it does get quite busy. There are different sections to the forum, specifically designed to help you get what you want out of it.

If you are looking to share ideas, ask questions or to talk with others in the same boat as you, it’s a great place to start posting. Betting can be a lonely walk at times so talking about it with others who understand what you are going through can be a great help

We also have a thriving free tips area where you can find a number of long-running and profitable betting threads and systems that are updated daily. Some of these are from actual SBC members with others supplied by commercial services sharing their advice for free.

I have been very impressed with the SBC Magazines. Which big name gambling professionals have you had the pleasure of interviewing? Any you particularly recommend reading?

 We have spoken with plenty of big names during our time, with the likes of the award winning betting writer Ed Hawkins (Betfair’s cricket tipster) and a recent interview with top racing tipster Laurence Lambourn just two I particularly enjoyed.

Sometimes it isn’t always the big names that reveal the most however as many of the best known people in this industry are full of hot air. They might talk a lot about betting, but wouldn’t know how to turn a profit from if it bit them on the backside!

That’s why some of our ‘lesser known’ interviews have gone down so well with a recent chat with a pro punter who is making 20k to 30k a year betting on tipsters particularly fascinating. Sometimes our interview subjects wish to remain anonymous, such as our chat with an ex-bookmaker who was happy to spill the beans on what REALLY goes on behind the scenes.

Are the back issues available to new members?

 Yep, all of them are available to download to all new members.

In your experience, how hard is it to find profitable tipsters and what are the usual profits that these tipsters produce?

 It is hard to find profitable tipsters if you are a lone voice in the wilderness – something I hear time and again from SBC members after they join us. There are good ones out there (indeed we have over 20 in our Hall of Fame) but it’s taken us more than 7 years to find the truth on them and to track their records accurately.

Its not just profit levels that matter though as once you have found a winning tipster there is so much more to observe. How easy are their claimed odds to achieve for example? If you can’t match them, then you are done for – and this is the type of analysis we get stuck into. The practical consequences of following any tipster is very important to us.

The profit levels vary and we often like to judge them on a couple of key calculations – Return on Investment (ROI) and Return on Capital (ROC) . These are two useful figures as it tells you how much you have to risk to make a profit (ROI) and the size of your betting bank growth (ROC).

The very best tipsters often have a ROI of around 30% (so for every £100 you stake, you win £30 on average) and a ROC of perhaps 200% per year (basically doubling your betting bank once a year). Some of our members bet full-time and make enough from it to live that way, whilst others are happy to do it part-time and build it up from there.

How much does it cost to become a member and how long does the subscription last?

It costs £79 for a year’s membership to the service. This grants you access to not only the next 12 months content but also our entire back catalogue, plus free systems, forum and more besides. Importantly it also enables us to be fully independent so you can be assured what we state is always accurate.

We also offer a full money back guarantee if you join us and don’t like what we offer (no questions asked) so you can effectively join us risk-free.

William Hill Bono – Apuestas ganadoras sin pagar / William Hill Bonus – Winning bets not paid

This is also written in English further down the page.

Quiero saber porque William Hill España no pagará mi apuesta ganadora puesta en Juventus.

Al principio de temporada abrí una cuenta con William Hill España. Deposité 50€ y aproveché su oferta de 50€ gratis. Aposté los 50€ depositados en Juventus para ganar la serie “A” (25€ ganador o colocado (each way) @ 2.25) y luego los 50€ del bono de oferta también. Quería también apostar en otros mercados pero William Hill tenía menos mercados que yo había esperado.

Al final de la temporada, una vez que Juve se había confirmado como Campeones, comprobé mi cuenta y me alegré de ver 41.67€ en cada apuesta, con un total de 83.34€ ganados. Como yo ya había cambiado la cuenta, escribí a William Hill para retirar mis ganancias. Su respuesta fue que no habría problema en retirar mi dinero pero que solo recibiría los 50€ inicialmente depositados.

Cuando hice una reclamación, me dijeron que al no haber respetado los términos de la oferta del bono, solo me correspondía los 50€ del depósito inicial. Yo estoy de acuerdo que no respeté los términos y por lo tanto es justo que no me paguen ni los 50€ del bono ni los 41.67€ que gané con ese bono. Sin embargo, con los 50€ del depósito aposté y gané. Ahora no entiendo porque no me pagan nada más que lo depositado y se quedan con mis ganancias.

William HillTodo esto se ve claramente arriba. Empezando abajo, mi depósito, el bono, las dos apuestas, las dos ganancias y finalmente William Hill quitando todo lo Ganado dejándome con un balance de solo los 50€ depositados

¿Esto quiere decir que si Juventus no hubiera Ganado la sería “A” me hubieran devuelto los 50€ depositados por no haber respetado los términos? Hay muchas palabras para describir su comportamiento pero me quedo con dos; robo y engaño.

Agradecería cualquier “re-tweet”, “compartir” o “me gusta” para que todos se den cuenta del tipo de compañía que es William Hill España.

I want to know why William Hill Spain won’t pay up for my winning bet on Juventus.

At the start of the season I opened an account with William Hill Spain. I deposited 50€ and took their sign up offer giving me a free 50€. I place a bet on Juventus to win Serie A (25€ each way @ 2.25) and then also place the bonus on it as well.  I had wanted to bet on other markets but Spanish William Hill has less markets than I hoped.

At the end of the season I checked back in, once Juve were confirmed as Champions, to see what I had won and was pleased to see 41.67€ on each bet so 83.34€ in total. I had changed my account so wrote to them to ask about a withdrawal. They told me that is fine but all I would get back is my initial 50€ deposit.

I queried this and was told that I had not fulfilled the bonus terms. I agree I did not fulfil the bonus terms and so they are quite right to take back the 50€ bonus and also the 41.67€ winnings. However, I don’t understand how on earth they think I am not entitled to the winnings from my initial 50€ deposit. I deposited this money, placed a bet and won. They have taken my winnings back and refuse to give me anything but my initial 50€.

You can see this all above. Starting at the bottom my deposit, then bonus, the placing of the two bets, the two winners and then finally William Hill taking back all my winnings leaving me with a balance of just 50€.

Would this have meant that if Juventus had not won Serie A I would have had my initial 50€ deposit back for not fulfilling the regulations. There are a lot of words that can describe their behaviour here but I think stealing and dishonest are as good as any.

Any retweets, shares or likes will be appreciated to let everyone know the kind of company you are dealing with.

Another plug for the SBC Fink Tank system

This is a plug for the simple Fink Tank system that the Secret Betting Club use. It’s free and worth a look. Their promotion is below.

The recent  1-0 win for QPR over Chelsea may have been a shock to some, but for those of you following the Secret Betting Club’s Free Fink Tank Football System, it was the latest in a line of big priced winning bets that its put forward.

Added to other recent winners such as Aston Villa to beat Liverpool and Sunderland to beat Man City, this free system is on course for its 3rd consecutive profitable season in the English Premier League.

Since the start of the 2010/11 season, from 845 bets selected, it has generated a £92.68 profit at £1 level stakes. Increasing stakes to £25 per bet would have taken your profit up to £2,317.00 as the table below indicates:

The great news is that you can now follow the Fink Tank yourself in 2 different ways courtesy of the Secret Betting Club…

1) Read the full version of the Fink Tank Football System rules for free. Available by clicking here

2)Pick up each Fink Tank bet for every round of Premier League fixtures as a Secret Betting Club member. We email this for free each week as an extra bonus for members! Sign-up for instant membership here today.

Taken From Their Secret Betting System Guide

The Fink Tank Football System is just one example taken from the Secret Betting Club’s must-read Secret Betting System Guide, which features a whole range of similar systems and strategies to follow including:

  • The 4 Pronged Attack Racing System: Between May 2010 and November 2011, this has system made a fantastic 352.47 pts profit from just 595 bets (total amount staked of 861 points) and at a Return on Investment of 40.94%!
  • Our winning ‘on course for golf betting profits’ strategy, which at £100 level stakes made over £8,900 to £100 stakes in 2011 during a 6 month period of free testing.
  • The football Ante post Betting Strategy that really works.
  • The easy way to profit from racing via our Horses To Follow system.
  • And much more besides

You can download your own copy of the Secret Betting System Guide immediately with a Secret Betting Club membership.

P.S. All new Secret Betting Club members get our expert Pro Gambler Blueprint as a further bonus gift when joining up. It’s a comprehensive 7-part guide to making your betting pay as written by seasoned professional gamblers.